Why is S-Prime so hated?

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#1 Posted by BastardPrime (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I still haven't read Infinite Crisis and all I see are comments of pure hate against this character.

Is it just because he's op(that wouldn't bother me, personally) or is there some other reason?

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#2 Posted by RainEffect (3376 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion, he's a highly un-original character. He is literally an insane version of Superman from some different time zone.
 
That's about as creative as making a villain named Newspaper-man.

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#3 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio
@RainEffect said:
In my opinion, he's a highly un-original character. He is literally an insane version of Superman from some different time zone.  That's about as creative as making a villain named Newspaper-man.

this and the fact that he's always whining about how his Earth is so much better. Ugh. I used to like him (when I made a CV account ^_^) but now I really have grown to hate him.
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#4 Posted by damswedon (545 posts) - - Show Bio
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Bad, very bad writing.

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#5 Posted by ComicStooge (21700 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a whiny little punk who's completely overpowered. And he's just plain unoriginal. And he's written horribly. He has no real personality.
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#6 Posted by RazzaTazz (11946 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think its so much that he is unoriginal, its more like he is trying to force DC to go back to 1985.  Which would mean no Batwoman. 

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#7 Posted by Billy Batson (59599 posts) - - Show Bio

Haters gonna hate.
BB

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#8 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicStooge said:
He's a whiny little punk who's completely overpowered. And he's just plain unoriginal. And he's written horribly. He has no real personality.
QFT.
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#9 Posted by comicdude23 (11902 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him. Just because he's Pre-Crisis.

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#10 Posted by entropy_aegis (17998 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him,but that could be because he was a member of the Sinestro corps.

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#11 Posted by super_psycho (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

He is awesome

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#12 Posted by jhazzroucher (20719 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman-Prime? He's one of my three favorite characters in DC Comics. The other two are Supergirl and Larfleeze.

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#13 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio
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Superman-Prime? He's one of my three favorite characters in DC Comics. The other two are Supergirl and Larfleeze.

We can't ever be friends.
 
Prime was meant to be a whiny Superman, he's portrayed as pathetic even though he has all the powers of Superman. I think it was well done. But, he's not a villain I like, he's the villain I love to hate.
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#14 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (16705 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

@jhazzroucher said:

Superman-Prime? He's one of my three favorite characters in DC Comics. The other two are Supergirl and Larfleeze.

We can't ever be friends. Prime was meant to be a whiny Superman, he's portrayed as pathetic even though he has all the powers of Superman. I think it was well done. But, he's not a villain I like, he's the villain I love to hate.

this.

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#15 Posted by dadivineking (42271 posts) - - Show Bio

i I like him he is amazing to to me.

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#16 Posted by Voodoom (179 posts) - - Show Bio

All he does is whine and complain.  If he did anything constructive then I might like him more.  Also so many people have died trying to take him down yet he always comes back.

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#17 Edited by Jekylhyde14 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked him during his first appearance way back in DC Comics Presents. It was fun to watch Superman mentor a younger version of himself and it acted as a farewell to the concept of Superboy with the coming of Crisis on Infinite Earths and Man of Steel. I also liked the fact that he was the surprise villain of Infinite Crisis. The battle between him, Kal-L, and Superman was just fantastic. His appearances in Countdown were awful, though, and his rants are really just whining. So he's gotten to be a bit overexposed these days.

I'll always have a soft spot for him. He's from my home state of New Hampshire, after all.

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#18 Posted by ssejllenrad (13094 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's not Superman... He's Edward Cullen posing as Superman! Ok maybe that's going too far.... But he's an emo. And you know the general consensus about Emos? Yeah that's the reason he's hated.

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#19 Posted by jhazzroucher (20719 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

@jhazzroucher said:

Superman-Prime? He's one of my three favorite characters in DC Comics. The other two are Supergirl and Larfleeze.

We can't ever be friends. Prime was meant to be a whiny Superman, he's portrayed as pathetic even though he has all the powers of Superman. I think it was well done. But, he's not a villain I like, he's the villain I love to hate.

Superman-Prime reminds me of Vulcan. vice versa. They're both cool

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#20 Edited by sesquipedalophobe (5255 posts) - - Show Bio

You wouldn't love a serial rapist because his heart was in the right place.

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#21 Posted by NX (308 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess superman prime isnt the original superman. originals always the best in most cases.

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#22 Posted by kimeraevet (201 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a murdering crybaby who blames everything on everybody else because he refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Oh and he is written to be hated so you'll like Kon-El.

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#23 Posted by z3ro180 (8659 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect: i can see it now. RUN FOR YOUR LIVE. SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPRE. NEWS-PAPER MAN IS ON THE RUN AND HE WILL CHANGE THE FOUNT AND COULOR ON YOUR PAPPER> OH THE HUMANITY AND CHAOS>WHYYYYY

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#24 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read it too but I know what happened there and... HE KILLED CONNER :'( :'( :'( and I really like Conner (almost love he)

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#25 Posted by _Zombie_ (10572 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

@jhazzroucher said:

Superman-Prime? He's one of my three favorite characters in DC Comics. The other two are Supergirl and Larfleeze.

We can't ever be friends. Prime was meant to be a whiny Superman, he's portrayed as pathetic even though he has all the powers of Superman. I think it was well done. But, he's not a villain I like, he's the villain I love to hate.

Pretty much this. I loved him when I hadn't actually read most of his appearances. Then I did. He's basically portrayed as a whiny, a**hole version of Superman. So I'm pretty sure they meant for him to be not liked. Least I hope that was the intention, because the alternative is they were trying to make a character we can sympathize with and failed horribly at it.

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#26 Posted by jhazzroucher (20719 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy-Prime amazes me. He killed a lot of heroes in the coolest way

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#27 Posted by ithinkitwasyou (749 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't hate him. I feel like he has been poorly written.

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#28 Posted by Jekylhyde14 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

The more I think about it, the more I realize that Superboy Prime is basically written as the worst of comic book fanboys which is probably why most fans hate him. He's constantly whining about how his world is superior to the world of the DC heroes. Since he's from Earth-Prime which is basically our world, I take this to represent how many fans whine about needing to see a comic book world be more "realistic." He kills a number of minor characters during his fit in Infinite Crisis which represents how many fans read comic book deaths with glee (especially those of minor characters they dislike). Finally, he ends up back in his world but spends all his time reading comic books in his basement, arguing on message boards, and acting like a selfish dick to his loved ones. Basically, fans hate Superboy Prime because he's the ugly reflection of their own worst traits staring them right in the face (and I'll include myself in that assessment despite the fact that I now really like the character because of everything I just pointed out).

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#29 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (523 posts) - - Show Bio

He is my FAVORITE VILLAIN OF THE DCU. I'm dead serious, as a big Superman fan, I've always loved that he was the exception to the rule "Power Corrupts" and that here is the most powerful man on earth and yet he is constantly using his powers for good, often times resulting in Clark Kent getting the shaft. Now what would happen if all the power (plus more actually) was misguided, and able to be manipulated by a Luthor. We really begin to see the difference that growing up with Ma and Pa made for Kal-El. Prime loses everything and just cuts loose, its awesome. Its fun to see a Superman with no holds barred just cut loose and take what he wants, it reinforces how awesome Superman is for being uncorruptible. Check out Final Crisis Legion of 3 Worlds, that is an awesome story that he is at the focal point of. And if you read Countdown and didn't enjoy Superman Prime flying a Lex Luthor thru the sun or burning the S-shield into Mxyzptk's face then you need to lighten up haha. He is a badass, he mopped the floor with Ion (sodam yat) and is much more badass than Ultraman. I hope he returns in the New 52 DCU.

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#31 Posted by joshmightbe (27414 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause he whines like a bitch, "ooo the world didn't turn out exactly like I wanted it too so I'm gonna kill everyone" F**king emo moron

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#32 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (523 posts) - - Show Bio

But he has the power to back it up, he killed a ton of Green Lanterns and other heroes between Infinite Crisis and Sinestro Corps. I challenge someone to find 5 villains (that are not a huge planet gobblers) that have killed more heroes than Prime.

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#33 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure elements of Superboy-Prime were intended to represent comic book fanboys who continually whined and cried that "old stories" were better and anything new.

Not only do I of hate that kind of self-aware gouging at the audience that sometimes happens in media like this, but trying to turn that concept into a villain who is a realistic threat is just a poor idea. Stupid stupid stupid.

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#34 Posted by PowerHerc (86171 posts) - - Show Bio

Because of what he did, and just as importantly, he has "boy" as part of his name.

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#35 Posted by MrDirector786 (43954 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jekylhyde14 said:

The more I think about it, the more I realize that Superboy Prime is basically written as the worst of comic book fanboys which is probably why most fans hate him. He's constantly whining about how his world is superior to the world of the DC heroes. Since he's from Earth-Prime which is basically our world, I take this to represent how many fans whine about needing to see a comic book world be more "realistic." He kills a number of minor characters during his fit in Infinite Crisis which represents how many fans read comic book deaths with glee (especially those of minor characters they dislike). Finally, he ends up back in his world but spends all his time reading comic books in his basement, arguing on message boards, and acting like a selfish dick to his loved ones. Basically, fans hate Superboy Prime because he's the ugly reflection of their own worst traits staring them right in the face (and I'll include myself in that assessment despite the fact that I now really like the character because of everything I just pointed out).

Interesting. I never really thought of it like that.

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#36 Posted by ghost_runner (303 posts) - - Show Bio

I'LL KILL YOU, I'LL KILL YOU TO DEATH!

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#37 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@ghost_runner said:

I'LL KILL YOU, I'LL KILL YOU TO DEATH!

I'll kill you to life.

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#38 Posted by RainEffect (3376 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp said:

@ghost_runner said:

I'LL KILL YOU, I'LL KILL YOU TO DEATH!

I'll kill you to life.

LOL
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#39 Posted by Herokiller12344 (1046 posts) - - Show Bio

Because there are too many people on Comicvine who don't understand this characters pain and struggling. There will never be a character as convincing and well written as Superboy Prime.

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#40 Edited by joshmightbe (27414 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's a whiney douche. "Waa my world is better, Waa people don't like me, Waa the world isn't filled with silver age BS stories any more. Waa, Waa, Waa

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#41 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5255 posts) - - Show Bio

@Herokiller12344 said:

Because there are too many people on Comicvine who don't understand this characters pain and struggling. There will never be a character as convincing and well written as Superboy Prime.

I don't understand the pain and struggle of most people, but that doesn't mean they're not clinically useless to me.

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#42 Posted by blackadamFTW (7882 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a whiny bitch, but I kind of like him. In Infinite Crisis anyway....

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#43 Posted by Mercy_ (94500 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha what.

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#44 Posted by Primebonnick (3791 posts) - - Show Bio

damn i love prime he is my second fav villain after the joker, yes i do admit he is annoying at times but that is simply piss poor writing especially what happened to him in the pre flashpoint with the titans. Still i loved the guy he wrecked the green lantern corp and made 2 supermen his bitch 3 if you count superboy so i blame the writing for why fans hate him.

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#45 Posted by Delphic (1709 posts) - - Show Bio

People hate him because instead of facing up to his problems he whines, and throws temper tantrums.

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#46 Posted by Spectre108 (276 posts) - - Show Bio

I do like that he's in the Sinestro Corps.

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#47 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

he killed superboy.

end of discussion.

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#48 Posted by Lt_Smash (49 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a guy that said how he was a reflection of fanboys for his logic which is true but, at the same time op characters tend to be hated excluding superman. Also whenever a character slaughters lots of people they tend to pick up some hate if they don't kill villains. The point is he is really whiny which is really hard to get by and has all the power needed to change things. In essence he feigns victim but plays villain a lot.

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#49 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (411 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he makes the fans reflect upon themselves, and once they realize their own true nature, they cannot help but hate everything that shares that nature

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#50 Posted by addikhabbo (261 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy Prime reflects the real world. That's it.

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